[ struh-biz-muh s ]
/ strəˈbɪz məs /
a disorder of vision due to a deviation from normal orientation of one or both eyes so that both cannot be directed at the same object at the same time; squint; crossed eyes.
Origin of strabismus
1675–85; < New Latin < Greek strabismós, equivalent to strab(ós) squinting + -ismos -ism
Related formsstra·bis·mal, stra·bis·mic, stra·bis·mi·cal, adjectivestra·bis·mal·ly, adverb
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The band was playing something that sounded like a strabismic version of the prelude to Tristan.Unicorns|James Huneker
British Dictionary definitions for strabismic
/ (strəˈbɪzməs) /
abnormal alignment of one or both eyes, characterized by a turning inwards or outwards from the nose thus preventing parallel vision: caused by paralysis of an eye muscle, etcAlso called: squint
Derived Formsstrabismal, strabismic or strabismical, adjective
Word Origin for strabismus
C17: via New Latin from Greek strabismos, from strabizein to squint, from strabos cross-eyed
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Medicine definitions for strabismic
[ strə-bĭz′məs ]
A visual defect in which one eye cannot focus with the other on an objective because of imbalance of the eye muscles.heterotropia squint tropia
Related formsstra•bis′mal (-məl) null adj.
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